Archive for March 28th, 2003

28th March

First Published in The New York Sun, March 28, 2003
By Andrew Wolf

While people may have different opinions about the wisdom of the educational reforms undertaken by Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Klein, this is unquestionably the most far-reaching attempt to change the system we have seen in decades.That’s why I was so distressed to see the intense, fawning coverage given earlier this week to the opening of the City Hall Academy, the school located on the first floor of the Tweed Courthouse.

This is an expensive public-relations gimmick that will contribute nothing to the overall improvement of our education system. It could even be argued that the education of the rotating groups of children being transported to Tweed for two-week sessions will be impeded by the unnecessary interruption in classroom routine. (more…)